Some good advice about not pampering your kids, and why someone makes her kid compete in Judo. Dr. De Mars says:
As an instructor, you cannot promise those experiences for every student. What you can promise is that all of those who make a commitment will gain in strength, courage, tolerance and perseverance. And that will last your child a whole lot longer than an American Girl doll or a Nintendo DS.
She then explains what she wants her daughter to learn:
Well worth clicking on the link and reading.
What do you want your children to learn, what do you tell them?
(I always told my kids that I wanted them to love others, tell the truth and work hard).